I see Pharisees! Part 6

Remember the Widow with the two mites

Luke 21:1-4 “And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; or all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.”

“We do not find happiness by being assertive. We don’t find happiness by running over people because we see what we want and they are in the way of that happiness so we either abandon them or we smash them. The Scriptures don’t teach us to be assertive. The Scriptures teach us—and this is remarkable—the Scriptures teach us to be submissive. This is not a popular idea.” ― Rich Mullins

1 John 3:17-21 “But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him. For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.”

So Samuel said: “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.

How many of today’s faith leaders actually hear from God? Your guess is as good as anyone’s. I do know that God speaks to His children not – just faith leaders. The pharisees are here. They will have much to do with ushering in the end times.

It is better to obey God when confronted by a false spirit. God is not mocked. A man reaps what he sows, Galatians 6:7. As Americans what have we sowed? And what have we reaped? If we live in an ever-growing immoral society, it was not one political party that brought it about. It was a people whose heart was far from God that got us here. And the heart of many is still far from God. And many of those people sit in pews every Sunday, Wednesday and every time there is a bible study, or fellowship.

There is a great deception in the world, has been – for longer than any of us have been alive. Yes. Right here in this beautiful, prosperous nation of ours. The one issue that divides this world is salvation – the lost and the saved. The one issue that will keep anyone out of heaven is salvation. Party ID, social class, denomination, race, gender, wealth, or poverty, no such worldly issues will keep anyone out of heaven. And there is only one way to be saved. His name is Jesus Christ. Once you do that, He will take care of the rest. God calls. Jesus saves. He transforms lives. According to His will.

I can say that God loves me right here is America… just like Rich Mullins sang. And I can say with confidence the Lord is working all things according to His purpose. What is God’s purpose in 2020? Wow! There are so many things He is going to before the return of Jesus. The Bible says a lot about some of what we are seeing today, but I don’t think the end is here, yet. I do believe that God is God, that He is who He says He is. And that no one knows the mind of God.

Thanks for reading. Faith leaders are praying for a man. I am praying for God to have mercy on us, to hear the prayers of His children. I don’t pray for God to address one issue, because only He knows what He is doing.

I know that God wishes all to be saved and that it is up to His children to spread the gospel. Help us Lord to keep the faith, to trust in Your promises, to spread the message of good news, the gospel, the truth of God with everyone you send to us. You told us not to worry about the troubles in this world. Jesus said, if we believe in Him, we would face persecution. Give us the peace of God that surpasses all understanding. You are preparing the world for Your will – to be accomplished – as we await the return of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Give us wisdom to prepare our hearts and minds as we wait. Be still You said and know that I am God.

In the name of Jesus…

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